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Chloe Keilers is Rotary Club Student of the Month

on March 17, 2014 - 10:16am

Rotary student of the month Cloe Keilers with the teachers she credits with having the most positive influence in her life Kathy Boerigter, left, and Margo Batha. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Rotary Club of Los Alamos

Chloe Keilers, a junior at Los Alamos High School (LAHS), was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month. Keilers is the daughter of Chuck Keilers and Marjorie Madsen Keilers.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school year to honor as a Student of the Month.

Education 101: Budget Committee Starts Work on 2015 Budget

on March 16, 2014 - 10:12am
Education 101: Budget Committee Starts Work on 2015 Budget
By Save Our Schools Los Alamos

Now that Gov. Martinez has signed the state budget, local school districts are beginning to work on their budgets for the coming school year. The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) will provide each school district with its share of state K-12 funding after its March 26-28 budget workshop. State funding typically provides about 70 percent of K-12 funding for Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS).

LAPS has formed a Budget Committee, made up of administrators, teachers, and a few community members,

Los Alamos Students To Kick Butts Next Week

on March 16, 2014 - 9:30am

Dr. Eric Bernstein. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS Prevention Specialist

The Los Alamos Public Schools Prevention Office has enlisted the assistance of local oncologist, Dr. Eric Bernstein, MD, MPH, to help high school youth kick the nicotine habit or better yet, never start in the first place.

The annual Kick Butts campaign is set to take place in Los Alamos all of next week, with Bernstein featured as a guest speaker on the actual day, Wednesday, March 18.

The “Stand Up, Speak Out and Seize Control” activities will be used as a partial fundraiser for the program and also to


School Board to Discuss Litigation in Executive Session

on March 16, 2014 - 6:37am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Special School Board Meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at the Los Alamos Middle School Library, 2101 Hawk Dr.

The Special School Board Meeting will go into a closed Executive Session in the Los Alamos Middle School Special Education conference room for the purposes of attorney client privilege/pending litigation matters, to discuss the settlement conference in employee litigation pursuant to Section 10-15-1-H(7) of the Open Meetings Act.

After the closed Executive Session is over, President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie will reconvene the


LAMS Second at State MATHCOUNTS Competition

on March 15, 2014 - 7:38am
LAMS MATHCOUNTS team from left, Connor Rittner, Do Vo, Antonio Dowdy, Christopher Koh, Duncan Fuehne, Donald Poston, coach Jane Lataille and coach Phuong Nguyen. (Not shown Dylan Ma.) Courtesy photo

LAMS News:

The Los Alamos Middle School MATHCOUNTS team placed second March 8, at the state MATHCOUNTS competition.  

The state contest was held at Albuquerque Academy. The team was made up of Do Vo, Donald Posten, Antonio Dowdy and Christopher Koh.  

Vo placed second overall. Posten placed 5th overall.


SBDC-Los Alamos Holds Free Workshops on Government Contracting

on March 15, 2014 - 7:21am


The Small Business Development Center-Los Alamos, in association with the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), will conduct two free workshops to help businesses get started with selling to the government. The workshops are Thursday, April 3­, on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

The first workshop Government Contracting Basics for Small Business will cover such topics as whether the government purchases a particular product or service, how to get started selling to the government, whether government certifications are necessary, available resources to business

Los Alamos Cadet Earns General Billy Mitchell Award

on March 14, 2014 - 5:51pm

Members of the Los Alamos Composite Squadron at the airport Monday. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Col. Mark Smith presents C/2nd Lt. Justin Dunn of Los Alamos with the General Billy Mitchell Award. Photo by Leland Lehman/


CAP News:

At the weekly Los Alamos Composite Squadron Cadet meeting Monday, March 10, Col. Mark Smith presented the General Billy Mitchell Award to C/2nd Lt. Justin Dunn.

Following the presentation, Col.